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Avon Ring Road: drivers warned to expect seven months of severe delays

Severe delays are expected on the Avon Ring Road from Monday when work begins on the Bromley Heath viaduct.

Aerial of Bromley Heath Viaduct. Credit: South Gloucestershire Council

South Gloucestershire Council are warning that roads around the A4174 in Frenchay, Downend and Emerson's Green will be affected, along with villages north of the M4 like Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell and Westerleigh.

A map showing recommended diversions. Credit: South Gloucestershire Council

The strengthening and resurfacing work is set to take 33 weeks.

Vehicle fire on the M4 grinds traffic to a halt

The M4 is blocked in both directions between Chippenham and Swindon.

A vehicle is on fire - the smoke has caused traffic to be halted as a safety measure.

Emergency services are on the scene.

Overturned lorry closes M5 southbound at Tiverton

The lorry has been moved from the road. Credit: ITV West Country

The M5 southbound is closed at J27 A361 (Tiverton) because a lorry has overturned. Lane three is also closed on the northbound carriageway.

The 23-year-old driver was injured and he was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Traffic is diverting up the exit slip road and back down the entry slip road.

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Diesel was flowing from the lorry, the fuel spill makes the clear up operation more difficult.

Police say the road is "likely to remain closed until 18:00 tonight" but that highways engineers were "working hard to reduce this".


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